Les Charmes is considered the archetype of Meursault wines. It is a rich, round and powerful wine, a perfect accompaniment to calf’s sweetbread as well as fish, poultry and white meat with cream. You may drink it young within three to five years in order to enjoy the combination of fruit and unctuosity. It will take five to seven years for this wine, however, to develop all of its power and finesse.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92
"Smoke, slate, super-ripe apricots and butter are some of the many notes that are woven together in the 2010 Meursault Charmes. A generous, large-scaled wine, the Charmes flows with tons of textural richness and body all the way through to the seamless finish. The Charmes is easily one of the more intense wines in the lineup. Anticipated maturity: 2013+."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 93+
"Good pale yellow. Ripe aromas of peach, fresh apricot and hazelnut; a quintessence of Meursault. Rich, ripe and sweet but framed and energized by a stony mineral underpinning, strong spice notes and a flavor of underripe pineapple. The building, palate-staining finish displays excellent structure and verve. This needs a good eight years of bottle aging. As with the Perrieres 2010, the yields here were tiny (22 h/h) owing to millerandage, noted Matrot."